Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jackie's Shelf Safari Has A Tasty Conclusion This Week

Jenni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

Addictive flavors—and a breakthrough method for making creamy, scoopable ice cream at home.

Unique flavors, prepared from top-quality ingredients combined with minimally processed milk from grass-fed cows, transformed Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, a small artisanal scoopery in Columbus, Ohio, into a nationally acclaimed (and beloved) brand.

Now with her debut cookbook, Jeni Britton Bauer is on a mission to help foodies create perfect ice creams, yogurts, and sorbets—ones that are every bit as perfect as hers—in their own kitchens. Frustrated by icy and crumbly homemade ice cream, Bauer invested in a $59 ice cream maker and proceeded to test and retest recipes until she devised a formula to make creamy, sturdy, lickable ice cream at home. Her recipe for a milk-based American-style ice cream contains no eggs, which allows her amazing flavor combinations to shine. Filled with irresistible color photographs, this cone-tastic book contains 100 of Jeni’s signature recipes—from her Goat Cheese with Roasted Cherries to her Salty Caramel to her Bourbon with Toasted Buttered Pecans. Fans of easy-to-prepare desserts with star quality will scoop this book up. How cool is that?

Jackie says:

"I LOVE this book.  She tells you what basic equipment you need and then gives you recipes, with variations,  based on season.  How about Chamomile Chardonnay Ice Cream in the Spring, then perhaps Sweet Corn and Black Raspberry in the dog days of summer.  Warm up with Baked Apple Sorbet come autumn, and try some Gucci Muu Muu (which contains curry, coconut and chocolate--yum!) to spice up winter.   There is Goat Cheese Ice Cream with Roasted Red Cherries for those looking for a new flavor, and comfort for the sick in Influenza RX (oj, lemon juice, sugar, honey, ginger, cayenne  and Maker's Mark are involved in that cure).  All of the recipes are mouthwateringly tempting and promise amazing taste combinations to excite just about anyone's palette.   There are even great recipes for candies and baked goods that compliment the ice creams, as well as instructions for making your own cones.  Absolutely delightful!"

Check out this recipe for Roasted Strawberry and Buttermilk Ice Cream.

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